Four people were killed in the helicopter crash in the Dominican Republic, including two Swiss men. Among the victims was an architect known in the Lens VS region.
Lens Mayor David Bagnoud, who was in contact with the family of one of the victims, confirmed on Monday an accident that came late last week. Three people living in a community were killed.
The victims are architects, his partner and a French entrepreneur who lived for a long time in the community and his grandson.
The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFA), at the request of the Keystone-SDA agency, pointed out that the Embassy in Santo Domingo was in contact with local authorities to help identify victims. In the evening she confirmed the death of two Swiss men.
Victims' relatives help in the context of consular protection. Due to privacy, no additional information could be provided.
The murdered architect is known in the region to build some important projects. For example, he was involved in the realization of tourist facilities in the tourist place Crans-Montana, some of which are located on the territory of the municipality of Lens.